Author Archive: Genevieve Allen Hearn

Featurepreneur: Ruby Throated Records Releases a Second Compilation Album

Featurepreneur: Ruby Throated Records Releases a Second Compilation Album By Genevieve Allen Hearn The second compilation album from Ruby Throated Records, “This Place: Songs From the Annapolis Valley” has 10 tracks about the region we call home. The Grapevine asked Kimberly Matheson, founder of Ruby Throated Records, a few questions about her local business and latest project. What compelled you to start Ruby Throated Records? My first project was “Let The Good News Ring: Christmas Songs From The Annapolis Valley” in 2015. I suggested the project to Ryan and Scott Hupman and we agreed it could be a lot of fun….
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Where to get a Scare this Halloween

Where to get a Scare this Halloween Visit valleyevents.ca for more info about times and tickets! KENTVILLE The Infirmary of Lost Souls In the basement of the Post Office at 495 Main Street Kentville Friday and Saturday Nights, 7:00pm – 10:00pm October 21, 22, 28, 29 $10 per person / $25 per family Visit the haunted hallways if you dare. All Proceeds from this terrifying experience will benefit Open Arms and Misfit Manor Dog Rescue. — HANTSPORT Haunted Churchill House Presents Once Upon A Nightmare Hantsport Memorial Community Centre October 21, 22, 23, 28, 29: 7:00pm – 10:00pm October 30:…
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Art Gallery

Ronald Deibert, founder and director of the renowned Citizen Lab, will be the H.T. Reid Lecturer at Acadia University Dr. Deibert’s lecture, “War in the World Brain,” is based on his bestselling book, “Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace,” in which he explores how the digital technologies that have innovated global communication also create spaces for digital security threats emanating from criminal enterprises, corporations, and state governments. Acadia University’s H.T. Reid Lecture series, a collaboration of the Department of History and Classics and the Department of Politics, was established in 1958 in order to give the opportunity to an…
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Return to the Garden Room

Return to the Garden Room By Thomas Clahane The first weekend of fall also brought with it the first concert of the season in the Sunday Garden Room series. One of the hallmarks of the Garden Room concerts in the past has been the diversity of classical genres that are presented, and this opening concert featured Art Song. It proved a perfect platform to feature the strong tenor voice of former Acadia music student Marcel d’Entrement and pianist Dakota Scott-Digout. Art Song is a short piece for solo voice, based on a literary text, supported by classical composition, and performed…
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Three Shorts by Susan Glaspell: Trifles, Suppressed Desires, and Woman’s Honor

Three Shorts by Susan Glaspell:  Trifles, Suppressed Desires, and Woman’s Honor Written by Susan Glaspell Directed by Anna Migliarisi Dates: November 16-19 and 23-26; Time: 7:30pm; Location: Lower Denton Theatre, Acadia University; Tickets: available at Acadia Box Office (902-542-5500) or at the door; Cost: $15 regular, $10 seniors/students, $7 for groups of 8 or more Writer, theatre producer, actress, and feminist Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) is largely known for her 1916 one-act play “Trifles” which is based on an actual murder case she covered during her stint as a journalist. But Glaspell was also a principal player in the American avant-garde…
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Trick or Trees

Trick or Trees Sunday, October 30, 6:30pm-8:30pm KC Irving Centre’s Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens 32 University Avenue, Wolfville Join us for a FREE, family friendly night of tricks, treats, and creatures that lurk in the Acadian Forest. Listen for animals that call out in the night, enjoy some delightfully frightful treats, and laugh through the night at our grim games. We hope to see you there; it will be a real scream! This Haunted Halloween Forest, organized by Acadia students in the Community Programming class, is open to everyone and will be fun for all ages.

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Falling Leaves

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Falling Leaves By Melanie Priesnitz “I asked the leaf if it was scared because it was autumn and the other leaves were falling. The leaf told me, no. During the whole spring and summer I was very alive. I worked hard and helped nourish the tree, and much of me is in the tree.” – Thich Nhat Hanh There are many lessons to be learned from the forest. It is a remarkable ecosystem where plants, animals, and micro-organisms work together in accord. The forest is filled with symbiotic relationships where all…
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Congratulations to Jim Morrow!

A huge congratulations goes to Jim Morrow, Artistic Director of Mermaid Theatre, who received the Order of Nova Scotia on October 12th. Established in 2001, the Order of Nova Scotia recognizes Nova Scotians for outstanding contributions or achievements and is the highest honour of the province. Jim studied puppetry at the Institut International de la Marionnette in France with the late Jim Henson. His twenty-one tours as a performer with the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia have taken him around the globe, and he’s participated in a wide range of stage, dance and television projects with other companies.  Much in…
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The Crowdsourcer

The Crowdsourcer Watch our community change the world one dollar at a time. Title: Art Attack by the Valley Community Learning Association Website: avivacommunityfund.org/voting/project/view/16-524 Description: Our goal is to set up an Arts Centre in downtown Kentville that serves the general public and also intentionally supports the inclusion of marginalized populations: at-risk youth, people with disabilities, seniors, indigenous groups, and generally those community members ‘at the margins’. The goal is to create a Centre that is welcoming of all community members, regardless of age, disability, socio-economic status, etc. Fundraising Goal: Votes Needed! Visit the website to register and vote for…
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Trick or Read? By Angela Reynolds

Trick or Read? By Angela Reynolds Annapolis Valley Regional Library Community Engagement Coordinator This Halloween, you can add stories to the candy haul. Some of you may know about Neil Gaiman’s Halloween book initiative, All Hallows Read (www.allhallowsread.com). Mr. Gaiman encourages people to give away scary books on October 31. This is a great idea, and if you have scary books to give away, join in the fun. For instance, local authors Christy Ann Conlin and Ami McKay both have new books out that would fit the bill for your adult pals. But if you cannot afford to give a…
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